By Vicki Brett-Gach, a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach
One of my favorite ways to enjoy potatoes is scooped out, mashed, and stuffed right back into the shells. The skins become super crunchy on the outside, and the filling is pure creamy goodness on the inside.
Using leftover cooked vegetables, which add extra fiber and nutrients, along with a dash of hummus, dinner almost makes itself.
While traditional stuffed potatoes rely on butter, sour cream, bacon, and cheese, this method requires none of the above. Dodging all of the expected saturated fats, these are simple, satisfying, and completely delicious.
2 large Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, about 8 oz. each
1/3 cup nondairy milk, plain, unsweetened
4 tablespoons no-oil added hummus
1 cup of cooked vegetables, chopped (onions, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.)
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare potatoes for baking by washing well, and poking several times with a fork or knife for steam to escape during baking.
Bake for approximately one hour, or until fork tender. Remove from oven and allow to rest until cool enough to touch. Slice potatoes lengthwise.
Scoop insides of potatoes into a bowl, being careful not to tear the skins. Leave a small rim of potato intact for support.
Lay the hollowed out potato shells on a baking sheet.
Mash the potato flesh in a bowl along with the remaining ingredients, combining thoroughly. Spoon mixture back into the potato shells evenly until each half is rounded and almost overflowing. Pop them back into the oven, and bake until heated all the way through, approximately 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and serve immediately.
Vicki Brett-Gach is a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator through Main Street Vegan Academy, a Certified Personal Chef through Wellness Forum Health, and a graduate of the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate program through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. She coaches clients, teaches heart-healthy vegan cooking classes, and is featured in THE VEGAN FRIENDS COOKBOOK, a collaborative collection of recipes by vegan chefs around the world. Connect with her on Facebook and follow her Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen blog for new recipes as soon as they are published.